SLU's research about rural development can increase our awareness of new ways of using the biological resources in rural areas, and how to create more employment opportunities. The initiatives must come from the rural population, and this applies to both Sweden and developing countries. Links between agriculture, society and nature, and relations between participants at all levels are central.
Small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are highly vulnerable to climate change, but also have good potential to improve their sustainability and their production. These farmers struggle to make
Farmers, researchers and wildlife managers need to work together. Without farmers reporting where geese and cranes cause damage, researchers and wildlife managers are blind to design or to assess